Newgistics Simplifies Shipping for Home and Cleaning Supplies Catalog
AUSTIN, TX – August 5, 2008 – Newgistics Inc., the only provider of a postal-based, intelligent logistics solution for forward and returns shipping, today announced that QCI Direct, a New York-based home goods cataloger, has selected the Newgistics Intelligent Logistics Management solution to manage its outbound shipping process. Using the cost-effective Newgistics solution to streamline the shipping process, QCI Direct has increased its ability to effectively manage vast numbers of product shipments without sacrificing customer service or quality. “QCI Direct is committed to providing its customers with practical, high-quality products through the most convenient and pleasant shopping experience possible,” said Jane Glazer, president, founder and owner of QCI Direct. “Newgistics helped reduce time and automate manual tasks while introducing flexibility that will benefit our customers in the long term. We look forward to expanding our usage of Newgistics robust shipping solutions.” Launched in 1983, QCI Direct is the parent company for the Home Trends, Sleep Solutions and Picket Fence Catalogs. The company is an online home supplies catalog company that enables millions of consumers to shop for bargains and brand-name home care products from the comfort of their homes. Understanding that a positive shipping and delivery experience increases customer satisfaction and loyalty, QCI Direct selected the Newgistics logistics solution for the seamless shipping and integration of in-house shipping, from the warehouse floor to the customer‘s door. “QCI Direct’s decision to utilize Newgistics for its logistics solution fits with the company‘s existing reputation for providing impeccable products and customer service,” said Ken Johnson, vice president of sales at Newgistics. “With Newgistics, the company can now extend this level of service beyond the sale, to ensure customer loyalty and increase profitability.” The Newgistics Intelligent Logistics Management solution is the industry‘s first, highly-customized forward and reverse logistics offering that delivers unparalleled visibility, individualized reporting for streamlined inventory management and a unique Web-based technology for easily tracking the return and delivery process. Newgistics also offers transportation management capabilities for Less-than-Truckload and Truckload shipping. ABOUT NEWGISTICS, INC. Newgistics (www.newgistics.com) provides direct marketers and retailers with the only postal-based, intelligent logistics solution for forward and returns shipping focused on residential pickup and delivery. Newgistics’ flagship solution, SmartLabel®, features a dynamic barcode integrated with customer data at the point-of-sale that allows the shipper to populate their CRM systems with their customers’ information once the barcode is scanned in the Newgistics process. Newgistics lowers handling and overhead costs, maximizes operational control and drives greater customer satisfaction. Newgistics provides a competitive alternative to the traditional, expensive parcel carriers and drives customer loyalty and increases profitability for leading retailers like Neiman Marcus, and Abercrombie & Fitch. ABOUT QCI DIRECT QCI Direct (http://www.shophometrends.com) is the Rochester, New York-based parent company of Home Trends, Sleep Solutions and Picket Fence. For over 20 years, QCI Direct has been delighting millions of customers with products that make life easier by simplifying cleaning, cooking and home care, indoors and out. With more than 150 employees, the company began as a small microwave accessory catalog and has blossomed into a multi-title collection with products that number in the thousands.